21st Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition Opens February 12th

Over 100 outstanding designs from 2012 films will be presented at the FIDM Museum & Galleries annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition, opening on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.

The Art of Motion Picture Costume Design has been presented annually for 21 years. The exhibition honors the incredible work of the costume designers working in the film industry. Each year it draws increasingly large, international crowds.

Once again, the exhibition will include costumes from the five films nominated for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design:

Snow White and the Huntsman costumes designed by Colleen Atwood

Anna Karenina costumes designed by Jacqueline Durran

Les Misérables costumes designed by Paco Delgado

Lincoln costumes designed by Joanna Johnston

Mirror Mirror costumes designed by Eiko Ishioka

Outstanding costumes on display from other films include:

  • The Hunger Games costumes designed by Judianna Makovsky
  • Sparkle costumes designed by Ruth E. Carter
  • Hitchcock costumes designed by Julie Weiss
  • Django Unchained costumes designed by Sharen Davis
  • The Master costumes designed by Mark Bridges

Two films with costumes designed by FIDM graduates will also be presented:

  • American Reunion costumes designed by Mona May
  • End of Watch costumes designed by Mary Claire Hannan

In keeping with tradition, the exhibition will salute the previous year’s Oscar® Winner for Best Costume Design. The Artist, with costumes designed by Mark Bridges, was the winner in 2012.

21st Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition

  • Tuesday, February 12–Saturday, April 27, 2013
  • Open Tuesday–Saturday
  • 10am–5pm
  • Free

FIDM Museum Shop

Exclusive Valentine’s Day Cards

FIDM Alumna Kate Gabrielli has launched a new line of greeting cards. Available exclusively at the FIDM Museum Shop, the Postman’s Daughter Valentine’s Day cards are stylish and quirky, just like the designer.


Gabrielli grew up on the East Coast with her mother, an avid sketch artist, and her father, a postman. The line recognizes their talent and support. At FIDM Gabrielli, a self-acknowledged “stationary snob,” earned a degree in Knitwear Design and her designs and illustrations were featured in numerous shows.

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“The Postman’s Daughter is the result of a number of my passions coming together,” explained Gabrielli. “Design, illustration, the satisfaction of writing notes by hand on beautiful, recycled paper, and the desire to express myself creatively with my own line.”

Along with these greetings cards, the FIDM Museum Shop has a full line of unique and stylish Valentine’s Gifts.

George & Laurel

The FIDM Museum Shop is delighted to announce that it now carries pieces from the George & Laurel jewelry line.

Founders Blair George (R) and Danielle (Dani) Killam (L), are the creators of the irreverent and chic fashion blog The Smoking Nuns. Both are deeply rooted in the creative and cultural arts community of Los Angeles, and work in the Downtown Fashion District. George is a jewelry designer for numerous brands, including Nastygal, Nordstrom’s, Free People, and Urban Outfitters. Killam, a FIDM Alumna, is Collections Manager at the FIDM Museum & Galleries.

Their current line, Ladies Who Lunch, reinterprets the conservative female role with a liberated twist. The collection mixes the color palette of delicate macaroons, whiskey, ashed cigars, and rare steak with the equally powerful elements of faceted stones and heavy chain. Made for the boisterous woman who enjoys the fruits of life while still getting down to business, George & Laurel is the perfect addition to the shop’s stunning assortment of statement, one-of-a-kind, and innovative jewelry.

Visit the FIDM Museum Shop for a fabulous selection of distinctive jewelry, amazing treasures, and exclusive gifts. See why the shop has been voted “Most Unique Store” for the past 3 years by Los Angeles Downtown News.


  • A Century of Cotton: Selections from The Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection, 1800–1900
  • Larson Gallery
  • February 12, 2013
  • Exhibition Hours
  • Tuesday–Saturday
  • 10am–5pm

Admission to all exhibitions:

Free to the public

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